University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The course explores documentary practices and photojournalism as exciting and developing mediums, through a combination of practice'based teaching and discussion of critical contexts.

We take each applicant on their own merit. This can include students of documentary photography or photographers in general who are interested in specialising in this area. Also welcome are artists who wish to focus their activities on a more social practice, and individuals from other disciplines, who wish to explore the subject area at post grad level.

The course builds on the international stature of the photographic and journalism departments of the University and is designed to equip you with an awareness of contemporary documentary and photojournalism, drawing on a variety of related media. The Documentary and Photojournalism MA allows students to explore ideas of society through photographically related practice and within critically informed ways that maintain connections with the issue, yet also consider fresh visual approaches to the subject matter.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA
2 years
Part Time
MA

Qualifications required:

  • You should possess, or be expecting, a good undergraduate degree or, exceptionally, have previous relevant experience. Your previous undergraduate degree does not need to be in a related subject but you will be expected to display a substantial visual portfolio and some knowledge of context that demonstrates a commitment to studying documentary practice.
  • You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent.